4.14.20 THE KEPHERA RACE
Descended from the Elder Goddess Keph of the Thousand Eyes, the kephera race present themselves as insectoid humanoids. Along with the illithoid, they are the newest race to have been discovered in Lusternia. Before, they were hidden beneath the Basin of Life and their sole purpose was devoted to containing the half of Illith that was severed in two by Keph. When this half of Illith splintered into the race of illithoid, the kephera had no choice but to make themselves known to the rest of the Basin. They are matriarchal in nature, and are the only race whose females and males have remarkably different statistics. Another unique attribute of a kephera is their strong exoskeleton, which acts as a natural armour.
o Level 1: 1/4 resistance to cutting and blunt damage
o Level 25: 2/4 resistance to psychic damage.
o Level 50: 1/3 regeneration to health and ego while underground.
Kephera with the Shofangi, Tahtetso or Tessenchi specialisations can use
their class weapons more effectively than any other race regarding damage.
o Demigod: Trait: Chitinous hide. Grants the Kephera an armour equivalent.
This bonus is lost should the Kephera wear any other armour.
Acrobatic Tailors: 18%
o Demigod+: Improved Trait: The Kephera channels a psychic barrier through
their hide, offering further protection against certain attacks. Male
Kephera reduce all damage taken from asphyxiating, blunt, cold, cutting,
fiery, and poisonous effects by 1/3rd, instead taking it as ego damage.
Female Kephera reduce all damage taken from asphyxiation, cold, divinus,
electrical, excorable, fiery, magical, poisonous, and psychic source by
1/4, instead taking it as ego damage.
o Royal Kephera: If Zenobia has been empowered, female Kephera may form their
own hive as Hive Queen. All other Kephera, male and female, may join this
hive. Hives have their own dedicated channel, and all members of a hive
gain increased experience, karma and esteem. Hive bonuses affect Kephera
regardless of location or proximity to other hive members. Hives persist
through logout and will only be dissolved should the Hive Queen choose to
do so, or Zenobia is slain.
o HIVE DECLARE
o HIVE BOND <person>
o HIVE UNBOND <person>
o HIVE DISSOLVE
o HIVE LEAVE
o HIVE MEMBERS
o HT <chat>